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Anna Arutunyan

Global Fellow


    February 1, 2021 — December 31, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    Moscow-based journalist and writer

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Only Connect: Social incohesion, atomization, and individualism in Russian civil society"

    Full Biography

    Anna Arutunyan is a Russia-American journalist and author based in Moscow. Born in Moscow, she was raised and educated in the United States before returning to Russia as a journalist. She has covered over a decade of Russian politics and society as reporter and editor at The Moscow News, Russia's oldest English-language weekly. Her articles have regularly appeared in USA Today and other publications worldwide. She is the author of three books on Russia, the latest of which is The Putin Mystique, translated into over a dozen languages.

    Major Publications

    The Media in Russia (McGraw-Hill, 2009)

    Freedom, Repression and Private Property in Russia (co-authored with Vladimir Shlapentokh, Cambridge University Press, 2013)

    The Putin Mystique (Interlink Books, 2014)

    Previous Terms

    George F. Kennan Fellow, Kennan Institute, "Only Connect: Social Incohesion, Atomization, and Individualism in Russian Civil Society," 10/07/15-01/07/16